With heights comes prestige! Not by judging how tall a person is but by noting the deeds he had done his entire life, and one such example of it is ‘The Statue of Unity’. The statue that’s towering high near the Narmada Valley and the statue that is a behemoth of a bronze structure was constructed to pay tribute to the Iron Man of India- Sardar Vallabhai Patel. This statue is 182m tall which is 30m taller than the Spring Temple Buddha, six times taller than the Christ’s the Redeemer of Brazil and twice the height of world-famous Statue of Liberty. It is its colossal size that is the reason behind it calling the World’s Largest Statue. In turn has become a new wonder of the world. Amazing isn’t it? And who would not want to visit it? Try either our bus ticket booking app or book taxis online to reach the spot.
All about the Iron Man of India
The statue was built to honour one of the nation’s majestic leaders whose support and dedication was responsible to build a new modern India or could be said a cooperative India that binds together all its culture and beliefs. The statue is the homage to Vallabhai Jhaverbhai Patel who was popularly known as Sardar Patel. He was the first deputy Prime Minister of India born on October 31st 1875 in a small village in Gujarat.
Being a lawyer and a political activist during the Indian Independence Movement, he strived hard for the prosperity of the people and was also one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. He in partnership with Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagraha Movement and so, on his birthday, the nation celebrates the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. He also joined Gandhi’s Non-Cooperative Movement and worked hard in eradicating alcohol consumption, untouchability, caste discrimination, and women emancipation.
What’s in it for you?
If you think that just staring at the fixed statue is all that you get then you’re wrong as not only can you get a chance to sight the beautiful Narmada Valley but a memorial gallery and an exhibit floor are open for sightseeing. The Shreshta Bharat Bhavan Complex at the base of the statue is a home to a museum, a shopping complex, and a hotel. There is also a Tent City, a resort to spend your day.
How to get there?
Located in Vadodara, this location is located close to Surat, Ahmedabad and hence the passengers can book an outstation taxi at ticketgoose.com to take a ride to this destination.